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Singapore to tackle bacterial resistance to antibiotics

MOH working with other bodies on action plan as more people turn to such medication.

​Source: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction.

Singapore is developing a national action plan to tackle the problem of some bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

This is even as more Singaporeans reach out to such medication as a quick fix for their ailments.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) told The Straits Times that it is working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the National Environment Agency and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to develop a nationwide strategy for antimicrobial resistance in Singapore. This could include educating the public on which illnesses should or should not be treated with antibiotics, and stepping up the monitoring of ​their use. 

Anti-microbial resistance refers to the ability of microbes such as bacteria and viruses to resist the effects of medicines that were previously able to kill them. These microbes develop resistance to antimicrobial medicines when the latter are overused or misused.​

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<div class="ExternalClassF8DD2022A9CF4B4DB3A5DB7BB433187C"><p>​Source&#58; The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction.</p><p style="box-sizing&#58;border-box;margin-bottom&#58;20px;padding-right&#58;50px;color&#58;#333333;background-color&#58;#ffffff;"><span style="font-family&#58;calibri;font-size&#58;17.3333px;">Singapore is developing a national action plan to tackle the problem of some bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.</span></p><p style="box-sizing&#58;border-box;margin-bottom&#58;20px;padding-right&#58;50px;color&#58;#333333;background-color&#58;#ffffff;"><span style="font-family&#58;calibri;font-size&#58;17.3333px;">This is even as more Singaporeans reach out to such medication as a quick fix for their ailments.</span></p><p style="box-sizing&#58;border-box;margin-bottom&#58;20px;padding-right&#58;50px;color&#58;#333333;background-color&#58;#ffffff;"><span style="font-family&#58;calibri;font-size&#58;17.3333px;">The Ministry of Health (MOH) told The Straits Times that it is working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the National Environment Agency and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to develop a nationwide strategy for antimicrobial resistance in Singapore. This could include educating the public on which illnesses should or should not be treated with antibiotics, and stepping up the monitoring of ​their use. </span></p><p style="box-sizing&#58;border-box;margin-bottom&#58;20px;padding-right&#58;50px;color&#58;#333333;background-color&#58;#ffffff;"><span style="text-align&#58;center;font-family&#58;calibri;font-size&#58;17.3333px;">Anti-microbial resistance refers to the ability of microbes such as bacteria and viruses to resist the effects of medicines that were previously able to kill them. These microbes develop resistance to antimicrobial medicines when the latter are overused or misused.​</span></p><p>Click <a href="http&#58;//www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/spore-to-tackle-bacterial-resistance-to-antibiotics">here​</a> to read the full Straits Times article. ​</p><p>
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